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Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby WhatToDo21 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:40 pm

Is it necessary to do this?

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby Cavalier » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:41 pm

WhatToDo21 wrote:Is it necessary to do this?

No.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby RVP11 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:44 pm

Cavalier wrote:
WhatToDo21 wrote:Is it necessary to do this?

No.


+1, though apparently in some markets it's expected.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:45 pm

Seriously, guys? You don't send thank yous?

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby NYAssociate » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:45 pm

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:46 pm

I've been sending thank-you notes post CB in Texas, but have not done so in New York (unless I seemed to really click w/ that person or was taken out to lunch). Oddly enough, I have done much better in NYC than Texas. So the hell with thank-you notes, I suppose.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby edcrane » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:46 pm

Definitely not.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby ak362 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:47 pm

NYAssociate wrote:I did it, but I wouldn't do it. Got me dinged at one place. Too much trouble for little upside.


What happened?

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:47 pm

I have actually been advised by a # of attorneys on hiring committees (largely in the Northeast) not to even bother.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby NYAssociate » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:48 pm

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Seriously, guys? You don't send thank yous?


Nope. And gone 3 for 4 on offers from callbacks.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Seriously, guys? You don't send thank yous?


Nope. And gone 3 for 4 on offers from callbacks.


Oh man, discouraging. They take so much time too!

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby chadwick218 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:52 pm

I've stopped sending thank-you notes. I've been on 10 CBs thus far and have received 4 offers. I did not send a single thank-you note to any of the offering firms. However, I have been dinged at 3 firms post CB (I sent thank-you notes to all 3 firms).

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby chadwick218 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Seriously, guys? You don't send thank yous?


Nope. And gone 3 for 4 on offers from callbacks.


Oh man, discouraging. They take so much time too!


I take it that you are being sarcastic, but I find that it takes approximately 1-2 hours to send sincere thank-you notes to all of the interviewers that you met with. If your note is not going to be sincere and individually addressed, why bother even sending?

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:56 pm

chadwick218 wrote:I've stopped sending thank-you notes. I've been on 10 CBs thus far and have received 4 offers. I did not send a single thank-you note to any of the offering firms. However, I have been dinged at 3 firms post CB (I sent thank-you notes to all 3 firms).



On the other hand, I sent TY notes to every interviewer in all 5 of my CBs (all individualized based on the interview). I received 4 offers. NYC.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby chup » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:10 pm

ITT: We redefine causation.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby NYAssociate » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:12 pm

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:14 pm

chup wrote:ITT: We redefine causation.



Hume can bite me.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:17 pm

I send thank you emails. I don't have an offer yet (but don't have any dings) so for me, it just downplays the anxiety when I know I've done everything I can. It does take me forever though, because I'm a bit OCD about proofreading. That said, if I get an offer, I'm probably not going to send any more to future callbacks.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby latelatelate » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:54 pm

I send thank you notes to everyone I talk to, including HR and secretaries. It shows appreciation and enthusiasm, and if you take the time to proofread/use legible handwriting, I don't see how there could be a downside.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby shmoo597 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:29 pm

I send thank you emails to everyone I interviewed with at a callback - they are short (3-4 sentences) but always touch specifically on at least one thing we spoke about or what I learned from them. I see no downside to this whatsoever (barring typos - and even then, I think most people are forgiving) and some decent upside. Sending a sincere thank you note, if nothing else, will make you stand out in the interviewers mind, and cement their memory of you. It takes half an hour. Do it.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:39 pm

I think the best advice is go with what you feel. If it's a huge chore to write 3 or 4 sentences and you don't see the point (I'm this way) don't bother. If it's not a big deal, than make sure everything is proofread before you send it out. Middle ground might be to just send ones to attorneys who you had a great conversation with.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby rcb5142 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:26 pm

I'd bet most students send them because that is what most law school's career services offices advise. Doesn't mean its good advice obviously. I'm guessing they have more potential for upside in a smaller, cozier office. I sent them and seem to get more of the "I enjoyed meeting you too..." responses from smaller firms. Then again maybe the cozier atmosphere just made attorneys at these offices feel more compelled to respond. Although, I did get responses from everyone at one very large firm that had a friendlier vibe than some of the other massive firms.
Final analysis: who the heck knows.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:33 pm

rcb5142 wrote:I'd bet most students send them because that is what most law school's career services offices advise. Doesn't mean its good advice obviously. I'm guessing they have more potential for upside in a smaller, cozier office. I sent them and seem to get more of the "I enjoyed meeting you too..." responses from smaller firms. Then again maybe the cozier atmosphere just made attorneys at these offices feel more compelled to respond. Although, I did get responses from everyone at one very large firm that had a friendlier vibe than some of the other massive firms.
Final analysis: who the heck knows.



Our OCS doesn't say one way or another. In fact, we had a big presentation with a bunch of partners one time, and they specifically told us NOT to send them. I did it anyway. Feels polite to me.

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Re: Email Thank You's to call back interviewers?

Postby legends159 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:38 pm

I also find that it us polite but I make sure to keep it to 2-3 sentences. Damn iPhone won't let me edit the "us." don't send thank you notes on mobile phone




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